George W. Bush makes case for foreign aid and immigration reform

By Madeline Conway Former President George W. Bush made the case for continuing to fund foreign aid programs and offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in a recent interview with NPR. Although Bush refrained from directly criticizing President Donald Trump...

Raids of Illegal Immigrants Bring Harsh Memories, and Strong Fears

By AMY CHOZICK NEW HAVEN — Anthony Barroso was 13 and getting ready for school when they came for his father. As soon as Anthony opened the door, he knew the half-dozen men outside were not local police officers. They carried heavy weaponry, and their bulletproof vests ...

Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

By Jon Reid Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft...

Major US Immigration Reform in Store for 2017

By Charles Foster I learned the hard way that it is difficult to make predictions as to when Congress will finally enact broad- based, comprehensive immigration reform. Having served as a senior immigration policy adviser for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, I felt...

Here’s how our immigration laws actually encourage illegal immigration

The debate over President Obama’s executive action on immigration once again reveals a deep disconnect in the understanding of how legal and illegal immigration are linked. “Just enforce the law,” demand frustrated critics. To a great extent, we have. But the law is part of the...

Civil War Within the GOP

By Gary Endelman We tend to forget it now, and so do they, but the Republican Party was born in protest. The political expression of the Northern revulsion against the Dred Scott decision, the GOP embodied an aggressive nationalism that helped to usher America into the modern...
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